As the senior reporter at the Tampa Bay Business Journal, Ashley Gurbal Kritzer tells Tampa Bay’s story every day. From massive projects like Water Street Tampa to the revitalization of historic storefronts in Tampa Heights, Ashley takes readers inside the region’s biggest deals and introduces them to the people and personalities that are shaping Tampa Bay’s future. Her coverage of Water Street has been recognized nationally.
A native of western Pennsylvania, Ashley has been reporting since she was 18, covering everything from dairy farming to the ghost towns of the Great Recession. Her first article was “A Day in the Life of a Residence Hall Custodian,” written for her college newspaper at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Ashley lives in downtown Tampa with her husband and two dogs, and she’s always on the hunt for her next great story.